Fernandez with final score, Jacksonville edges FAMU 75-72
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Darien Fernandez sank a 3-pointer with three seconds left to give Jacksonville a 75-72 win over Florida A&M on Saturday.
Fernandez, who finished with 16 points, drained a deep 3-pointer then stole the ball as time expired. Jacksonville trailed through much of the game but rallied late in the second half.
Darius Dawkins helped keep the Dolphins (8-4) in it during the first half with four 3-pointers but Florida A&M held on for a 44-38 lead at the break.
Devin Harris led Jacksonville with 17 points and 11 rebounds. J.R. Holder added 16 points and Dawkins 12.
In its first 11 games this season, Jacksonville held opponents to a league-low 68.5 points per game and just 57.8 points in its previous four wins.
Desmond Williams scored 20 points for the Rattlers (2-9), who are on an eight-game skid. Justin Ravenel and K’Ja Johnson added 16 points each.